Thread: Bloodgood Japanese Maple

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  1. #1
    Sapling
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    Jan 2006
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    Upstate New York, Zone 5
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    Bloodgood Japanese Maple

    I have a broadleaf Japanese Maple. Trouble is, it seems to be growing too many branches, so much that it is too thick to see the interior. When can I prune these out and how drastic can it be? I know you are not supposed to remove more than 1/3 at a time, but this thing looks ridiculous. I took some brances off in Feb this year. It is in full sun because I lost the Norway maple that was shading it in a windstorm.

  2. #2
    Oak
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    Mar 2009
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    Sylva NC zone 7
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    RE: Bloodgood Japanese Maple

    You can trim them anytime but if you have to do hard prunning wait until Fall or Winter. I saw Paul James on gardening by the yard trimming his in summer. My Bloodgood and other Japanese Maples are full on the inside.

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